Cartier - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 663927
    Model Name: Cartier Panthère
    Material: 18k yellow gold, emerald and onyx
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Cartier
    Dimensions: 16mm Wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by red leather Cartier fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cartier celebrated the 100th anniversary of the panthère in 2014. The motif has been an integral part of the Cartier luxury brand since the beginning of the 20th-century. Following early interior décor, which used exotic animal skins and furs, like the panther, in their design, Cartier integrated the look into their watches and jewellery creating a lady’s wristwatch with diamond and onyx simulated panther pattern in 1914.

    The present bangle watch from the 1990s is a lovely quartz edition. The watch is enhanced with emerald eyes and onyx nose and in excellent condition.

  • Artist Biography



    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Ref. 663927
A lady’s fine and attractive yellow gold, emerald and onyx bangle watch with presentation box

Circa 1995
16mm Wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 195,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019